Powr House denim chore jacket

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This vintage denim jacket was sold by Montgomery Ward under their Powr House workwear label. The denim has a wonderful fade to it. The jacket is a classic chore coat design, with four front pockets and an interior pocket. With the exception of the cuffs, the design seems nearly identical to a Lee 91-J. With Powr House as a house brand, it’s possible MW contracted out to Lee to make this run of jackets. There is a union tag in the breast pocket, but it is faded to the point of illegibility.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (double = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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Leather and Denim

There was a time when a leather jacket was treated somewhere between a windbreaker and a sweater. They were casual and utilitarian.

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